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  • Lagos Police Command Warns POS Operators Against Being Used For Extortion By Corrupt Officers
  •  Lagos Police warns POS Agents

    The Police Command in Lagos state on Saturday, July 9, warned Point of Sales (POS) operators against using their trade to promote extortion at police stations and other areas.

    The Command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, gave the warning in his Twitter handle.

    Hundeyin said the warning was part of directives from the Police Force headquarters, Abuja, against extortion and corruption in some police formations.

    He tweeted;

    It has been observed over time that some roving POS operators specialise in hanging around police stations. Investigations reveal that their target customers are innocent Nigerians being extorted by some recalcitrant police officers.

    Their presence around the stations has made the extortion game a lot easier.

    While the Force continually purges itself of these bad officers, it has become imperative that the activities of POS operators around police stations be regulated.

    Some of them have been identified to be enablers of extortion. This regulation is in line with our mandate of not just detecting, but also preventing crime.

    Hundeyin warned that POS operators found to have knowingly enabled extortion with the police in any areas would be treated as an accomplice.Unconfirmed sources revealed that some POS operators were arrested near some police stations in Lagos, but were released after warning to keep away by some DPOs.

    Meanwhile, following the Kuje prison attack, Hassan Hassan, a member of the Boko Haram terrorists has been recaptured by Nasarawa State Police.

    Terrorists, on Tuesday, attacked the Kuje medium custodial centre and freed over 800 inmates including members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP).

    Subsequently, the Federal Government on Friday declared that 64 of the inmates who had terror-related charges wanted with their names and other details published.

    In a statement issued by the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel said the Boko Haram escapee was nabbed early hours of Saturday.

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